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Looking for the perfect date night spot in Melbourne? Look no further! 

Introducing the enchanting Italian restaurant by the Yarra River! Baci Restaurant

Indulge in the flavors of Italy with our mouthwatering pasta, hand-made pizzas, and delectable seafood. Every bite is a journey through the heart of Italy.

Sip on the finest Italian coffee that will transport your taste buds straight to the streets of Rome.

But that’s not all. Baci is also a great spot if you are looking for a special date night treat.

Here are 5 reasons why Baci is the best romantic restaurant in Melbourne CBD (Southbank).

1. Italian Culinary Excellence

Baci has earned its reputation as one of Southbank’s best romantic Italian restaurants due to its unwavering commitment to culinary excellence. The menu celebrates authentic Italian flavours, featuring various delectable dishes catering to all palates. From classic pasta dishes prepared with the finest ingredients to succulent seafood and perfectly cooked meats, every bite at Baci explores Italian gastronomy.

2. Enchanting Waterside Ambiance

Baci, nestled in the heart of Southbank by the tranquil Yarra River, offers an enchanting setting that sets the stage for romance. With its breathtaking waterfront views, this Italian gem provides the perfect backdrop for a romantic evening. The gentle rippling of the river, the city lights, and the starry sky combine to create an unforgettable atmosphere.

3. Tempting Dessert Selection

One of Baci’s standout features is its extensive variety of cakes and ice creams. For couples with a sweet tooth, this restaurant is a paradise. Indulge in heavenly tiramisu, decadent chocolate cakes, or creamy gelato that will sweep you off your feet. The dessert menu is a delightful crescendo to your romantic meal, leaving you and your partner craving more.


4. Alfresco Dining by the Yarra

Baci caters to the romantic souls who seek an outdoor dining experience. The restaurant offers a charming outdoor seating area where you can relish your meal while basking in the beauty of the Yarra River. Whether it’s a warm summer evening or a crisp winter night, this alfresco option is perfect for couples looking to share an intimate meal under the stars.

5. Cozy Indoor Retreat

Baci understands that Melbourne’s weather can be unpredictable, and not every evening is meant for outdoor dining. That’s why they provide a cosy indoor seating space. With its warm and inviting ambience, the indoor area is ideal for couples looking to snuggle up and enjoy their meal in a comfortable, private setting.

Ice cream at baci

Baci is more than just a restaurant; it’s an experience crafted for couples seeking romance and indulgence. With its enchanting waterside ambience, sumptuous Italian cuisine, a dessert selection to satisfy any craving, and the choice of both outdoor and indoor seating, Baci has rightfully earned its reputation as the best romantic Italian restaurant in Southbank. It’s the perfect place to create lasting memories with your loved one while savouring the flavours of Italy by the Yarra River.

We accept bookings throughout the year and encourage you to Make a Booking so you don’t miss out on a beautiful dining experience for yourself and your family. If you have any further questions about dietaries, kid’s options or any suggestions, feel free to Contact us here.

Cooked & Continental Breakfast – Saturday to Monday, and Public Holidays: 7am to 3pm

Continental Breakfast – Tuesday to Friday: 7am to 11.45am


Monday to Sunday: 12pm to 3pm
Monday to Sunday: 5.30pm to 9.30pm